First Friday

First Friday

Friday, December 6, 2019

First Friday with free admission from 4-7 p.m. featuring the opening of "Studio Champloo" and "Cyanotype: Lasting Impressions." Artists from both exhibitions will be on hand to discuss their artwork. 

About "Studio Champloo": A new exhibition opening at the International Quilt Museum will feature artwork from 11 artists invited to respond to quiltmaking themes in their preferred art medium. “Studio Champloo” opens Dec. 6 and will be on display through June 12.

“Artists were asked to respond, in the context of their own work and direction, to quiltmaking themes like accretion, assemblage, deliberation, domesticity, geometry, layering, perception, proportion, technology and utility,” said Byron Anway, assistant professor of practice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History, and Design and the guest curator of the exhibition. 

All 11 artists selected have strong personal and professional ties to Nebraska. They include Jennifer Bockelman, Ryan Crotty, Michael Larsen, McKenzie Phelps, Johnny Redd, Amanda Smith, Colin Smith, tūdūsō (Demetria Geralds and Victoria Hoyt), Michael Villarreal and Camille Hawbaker Voorhees.

About "Cyanotype: Lasting Impressions": Members of Fiber Works experimented with leaves, grasses, needlework fragments, silverware, and photographic films to make their cyanotype images. To complete their quilt compositions, they added materials enhanced with other surface design techniques such as shibori dyeing, monoprinting, digital printing, and painting as well as appliqué, embroidery, and quilting.

Fiber Works is 12 fiber artists from southeastern Nebraska whose purpose is to expand their knowledge of fiber and textile techniques as avenues to greater creative expression. The group has been creating and exhibiting together since 2009.